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Is there a ghost nearby? Use Jeff Belanger's The Worlds Most Haunted Places: From The Secret Files Of Ghostvillage.com (1564147649, $15.99) to find out: many years of his research into sites draw the best from his archives and present the history, folklore and legends behind points of interest. The ghost tales culled from ghostvillage.com provide stories which read like fiction with all the drama. Stephen Kierulff and Stanley Krippner's Becoming Psychic: Spiritual Lessons For Focusing Your Hidden Abilities (156414755X, $14.99) is a primer providing a dialogue between a clinical psychologist with 'psychic' patients and a parapsychologist who places his reports in a scientific framework. The blend combines with detailed insights on how to develop psychic and mind-reading powers, remote viewing and moving, and more. For an excellent treatise on specialized Wiccan beliefs, choose Lora O'Brien's Irish Witchcraft From An Irish Witch (1564147592, $14.99): lore, humor and Irish history blend in a survey of the influence and history of witchcraft in Ireland, from the witch's place in Irish myths to working with Irish deities, energies, and rituals. Specialized? Yes, but to Wiccan practitioners it'll prove enlightening. Speaking of witchery, Shanddaramon's Self-Initiation For The Solitary Witch: Attaining Higher Spirituality Through A Five-degree System (1564147266, $14.99) also deserves attention: it presents the five degrees of Wiccan studies, from the initial history of the Path of Intellect to more advanced community work, earth consciousness, Wiccan lifestyle and more. Use this to create a personal study program to promote spiritual and personal growth as a Wiccan. And don't miss Patricia Telesco's Which Witch Is Which?: A Concise Guide To Wiccan And Neo-Pagan Paths And Traditions (1564147541, $13.99), a guide to both Wiccan and neo-pagan traditions and choices. Contributions from such Wiccan notables as Raven Grimassi, Selena Fox, and more provide articles for neophytes on specific focal points that influence a spritual choice or path. Patricia Telesco has also expertly written Kitchen Witch's Guide To Divination: Finding, Crafting And Using Fortune-Telling Tools From Around Your Home (1564-147258, $13.99), teaching the basics of awakening natural divination abilities and understanding how they relate to basic life issues. Even more important: the basic home-based divination methods are easy to use whether at home or on the road, and require little special details to understand and apply. Megan Skinner's Essence Of The Tarot: Modern Reflections On Ancient Wisdom (1564147487, $14.99) focuses on Tarot wisdom and how it can be interpreted to apply to daily living. Each of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana covers the journey from ancient Egypt to modern times, with an excellent focus and insights from sources ranging from astrology and mythology to modern psychology. Ashleen O'Gaea's Celebrating The Seasons Of Lief: Samhain To Ostara (1564147312, $14.99) provides a new age wicca guide which stands out from the norm, examining half of the Wheel of the Year with an idea of taking a broader look at each, to discern how the celebration of one naturally falls into the next. Holidays from October to march are outlined, providing history, customs, and modern meanings for Wiccan families.
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|Date:||Feb 1, 2005|
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